B.E.C.O.N. Conducts Regional Emergency Preparedness Training for Health Professionals in WV – Dec. 8th, 2016
Health Care professionals from Regions 8/9 of WV participated in a 4 hr. B.E.C.O.N. training seminar through the WV Hospitals Association Regional Training Coordinator, Dianna Reel in Petersburg, WV www.wvha.org. There is no replacement for “Reality Based Training” when it comes to preparing and training for such an emergency like an Active Shooter Event (ASE). You wouldn’t go swimming for the first time, and put your life on the line, because you watched a video on “How to Swim”. You wouldn’t drive a car for the first time, and put your life in harms way, without first getting driving lessons. As human beings, most of us are kinesthetic learners, or tactile learners in which learning takes place by the participants carrying out physical activities, rather than listening to a lecture or watching demonstrations. B.E.C.O.N. not only gives the participant an understanding, but a visualization to the participants of the mechanical operation or function of the action required to address the situation. Simply put, each participant is exposed to “hands-on” training within the B.E.C.O.N. program that instills confidence to make proactive decisions and save lives.